Kansas water park where boy died appears unlikely to open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated isn't hiring lifeguards, advertising or selling tickets with less than a month left before its typical Memorial Day ...

Russia demands US release mom convicted of taking her kids

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russia is demanding that the U.S. release a Russian citizen who was convicted of kidnapping for moving her children from the U.S. to Russia amid a divorce. Bo...

Pence heads to flooded Midwest amid concerns about levees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was expected to visit the Midwest on Tuesday to view flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that damaged hundreds of homes and inundated tens of ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday wh...

Man arrested on hindering charge in Missouri officer killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of a western Missouri police officer told an informant that he dropped the suspected gunman off at a nearby marina after...

Missouri sheriff involved in inmate death removed from job

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri sheriff who was arrested last month on assault and other charges has been suspended from office after he was involved in a jail altercation last week in which an inm...

Centennial of US entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air warfare were ne...

Slower winds in forecast could aid crews battling wildfires

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The winds fueling deadly wildfires that scorched vast swathes of land in four Plains states finally dropped Thursday, bringing hope to crews trying to contain the blazes. Emerg...

Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was ki...

Another winter-storm round to hit already-icy US midsection

ST. LOUIS (AP) — States across the nation's midsection are bracing for another round of winter storms expected to add to thick ice that already has glazed roads, grounded flights and prompted class ca...